Was delivered within a few days. The assembly instructions said that two people are required to put it together but I assembled it myself in about 30 minutes. It's nice but I don't know how sturdy it is; probably won't put too many things on it. I think this is priced fairly but but I wouldn't pay more than the current price.
I would most definitely not recommend this product...after having to return it to Overstock due to poor packaging - the shelves were broken when I received them, I returned it, and they sent a new one, but the same issue happened (poor packaging and the item was damaged). I was fed up with the whole returning process, which was a pain on its own, so my husband fixed it, and it looks all right now...bottom line, I would definitely not have purchased this item if I knew how poor the quality is, and that I would have to go through all this trouble...I am very disappointed.
Just got the shelf, and put it together today. The description on this site said "solid wood", so I assumed it would be better quality. The wood is cheaper than I thought it would be, and it doesn't feel like it wants to hold alot of weight. I was going to put alot of books on it, but after putting it together I decided against it(because of the weight issue). I put DVD's, VHS and pictures on it instead. The wood is good quality, just not as good as I thought it would be. It seems like it doesn't want to hold alot of weight because of the way it's designed and built, not because of the wood quality. Like the previous poster, I too put it together by myself in about half an hour. It looks really, really cool. I am very happy with it.
I was able to inspect a set of these physically before I ordered them on-line, and knew what I was getting before hand. These are display shelves; designed to hold an interesting knickknack or two on each shelf, and maybe a couple of books. For that, they work very well; they have an open, airy look, and the finish is just fine. In my case, I purchased two, and display my rock collection (fossolized wood, agates, and geodes) on them. However, I refrained from putting anything partiularly heavy on them. For example, I have an antique cast iron kettle that I considered putting on display, but decided not to after finishing off the construction. Other reviewers are quite correct: these will NOT support a heavy load. Note that the instructions recommend having two people to put them together, but I was able to do it solo. (It was a bit of a hassle to do, however.)
For the price, you can't beat the quality and look. The box came well packaged, with plenty of styrofoam and cardboard between each piece. All the hardware pieces were in little individual bags. The pieces were labeled with stickers that peel off easy, and the surprise was that the instructions were clear! The only negative was that the glue was dried up, but fortunately I had wood glue at home. I put this together myself, it was not that difficult, but I would recommend two people. It took just over an hour. The shelf was sturdy; however, for safety, I would recommend mounting the top to the wall. It does come with some holders, but I didn't care for them. I used a small wood screw and drilled through the frame, mounting it into the wall. I used some wood puddy and had some matching black rubberwood paint, and you cannot tell a small wood screw was put through it.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Looked just like the picture
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. I saw a similar rubberwood ladder shelf at High Point furniture mkt for $159. I cannot tell the difference between the two except for where the 2 side pieces fit together.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Extremely
We received the shelf and were unable to put it together as the threads of the furniture locks were so poorly cut that we were unable to screw the shelf together. It is very flimsy and much worse than its slightly more expensive counterpart at target. Spend the extra money! Unfortunately, you can't return the item as return shipping is not covered and costs more than the item...
Item arrived in shipping boxes, dinged-scratched-chipped in a couple places. So my opinion was the manufacturer's packing was rather poor. Assembly was relatively uncomplicated. Smaller and a bit flimsier than expected. Would probably have not purchsed if not already an O-member and not had an additional 10% coupon. I guess there's something to be said about actually viewing the item before deciding to buy. These shelves would be good for lighter display objects, hardly sturdy enough for books or heavier objects.
The product itself is very nice, love the quality of it, ease of assembly, but be warned when building do not over-tighten screws, one can damage the shelves. Dissapointed one of the shelves (Sides were cracked off) arrived badly damaged (I see another reviewer had the same issue), I also repaired the damage with glue and a sharpie....Been a shopper on overstock for a while now, and was let down by this latest delivery. Too much hassle to return, easier to fix.
The shelf is very easy to assemble and built with durable wood, unlike some you might find that are made of particle board. I was dissapointed that the one I ordered was damaged in shipping. There was a chunk missing out of one of my shelfs and a few scratches on the front, but I used a sharpie to color over them and you can't even notice it anymore. The sleek design makes for a really neat design in any living room or bedroom though. Aside from my shipping mishap, I'd definitely recommend this product.
I have one of these 5-tier ladder shelves that I bought somewhere else for the same price, and I love it. I thought they would be about the same thing, they sound and looked almost the same in the description, so I bought it. However, this one from Overstock is only 1/2 the quality, material and workmanship. I wish I'd just gone back to the other store for a much sturdier, more substantial shelving unit.
I looked at a few of this ladder type of shelving on various websites. I narrowed it down to this one and one that was much "meatier". I did have my doubts about this one because I didn't want it to be too whimpy. It isn't. It is just right. I use it in my master bath holding towels, etc. It looks really good. The shelves aren't super thick but they look appropriate and I am really glad I chose this one.
My boyfriend and I ordered this for our new place. We just moved to upper east side, nyc in a brand new, modern building. We wanted this ladder for picture frames and small home accessories. We LOVE it. It looks very nice, the quality s awesome and it goes very well with the style we were going for. Awesome product, you will not regret. I am extremely high maintenance, the quality is fine. Enjoy! (:
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? perfect
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. great quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very acciurate
The product was even better then I thought it would be after purchasing.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Same Color
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. High Quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? The description was very accurate
Found this bookshelf in a local store, but I felt it was kind of spendy. Looked on Overstock.com and found the exact same one for $40 less! Not a big shelf, but perfect for where we were needing one. Easy to put together. Very pleased, once again, with Overstock.com
This was easy to assemble. Looks just like the photo. I noticed other posts mentioned that it is not sturdy. Well, I did not purchase this to place heavy objects on. I call it my "knick knack" shelf. I use it to place my keys, mail, and other small items on when I come home. This keeps my kitchen counter from getting cluttered. In the spring, I will probably make it more needs and place like a small plant on the top shelf.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Spot on!
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. 100% quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? 100% accurate
What a great shelving unit! This fits our room and decor exactly as I had hoped! So easy to put together (I watched my husband do it in an hour). We have a variety of things on it from books to pictures to accessories. It's sturdy and looks great! I have seen similar units at various stores that are cheaper in quality but 2x the cost. I'm very pleased with this purchase. This was also my first o.co experience and am very happy with the entire process.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exact
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Not a scratch on it & strong
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very